Check for free school transport

See whether you qualify for free transport to secondary school and the route we use to calculate the distance.

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About the free school transport checker

This checker shows you how far each secondary school is away from your home measured along the road network and whether this distance means you are eligible for home to school transport to the school.

This checker provides the Council’s definitive home to school distances for secondary mainstream transport decisions in accordance with our School Transport Policy.

You can check your eligibility with our separate home to school transport eligibility checker.

What you need to know

Your child may also be eligible for free school transport if:

These criteria are explained in more detail for statutory school age children in our policy: 3. Statutory school age (5 to 16 - Mainstream and SEND) | Buckinghamshire Council

How the distances are measured

The checker measures the distance using the Ordnance Survey Highway Network data which is the base data for many online mapping and routing applications. The route measured will start at the point on the road network that is closest to the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) point of the pupil’s home and will end at the point on the road network closest to the nearest open school gate. The measurement is taken along the centre of the road and only includes only those footpaths that appear on the Highways dataset.

Refer to our School Transport Policy for more details on eligibility.